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Lorentz, Pauli and Dirac

  • Hartmut M. Pilkuhn
Part of the Texts and Monographs in Physics book series (TMP)

Abstract

The Laplacian ∇2 (1.2) is invariant under rotations of the coordinate system, r’ = Rr, ∇’ = R -1∇, where R is a 3 × 3 rotation matrix. Lorentz found additional transformations involving x 0 = ct which leave the d’Alembertian (1.3) invariant.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hartmut M. Pilkuhn
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  1. 1.Institut für theoretische TeilchenphysikUniversität KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany

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